#1
hey guys

i am fairly serious about buying a new guitar and done lots of research, etc and have narrowed it down to 2 guitars. An Epiphone Classic Les Paul (reduced from $1200 AUD to $745 AUD) or an Ibanez RGR421EXFM ($795). I have only played the RG at the moment and it sounded really good, but im going back to the guitar centre possibly tomorrow to have a look at the epiphone. Just looking for some adivce from you guys, which one to get pretty much. I have a good amp and usually play rock/metal.

hope u can help me out
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#3
it says i play rock/metal
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#4
ha sorry didnt see that.

Both guitars are really different.
It depends if you like a thick or thin neck and what kind of pick ups sound better.
i think the Epi has better pick ups.
#6
i'd choose the les paul.

never really liked the tone you could get from RGs. You might wanna consider Ibanez S or SA series if you want a thinner neck. personally i find les paul necks a little too large for my hands. i get uncomfortable rather quickly when i play a les paul than when i play any of my fenders.
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#7
i love my epi LP standard. nice tone, good to play and stays in tune for weeks...
Thank you please.
#8
I wouldn't go for that particular model RG but there is no way I'd go for an Epi LP over an Ibanez RG.
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#9
Quote by JessicaGonzo

Both guitars are really different.
It depends if you like a thick or thin neck and what kind of pick ups sound better.
i think the Epi has better pick ups.


+1

Your best bet is to try them both out thoroughly. They are incredibly different so it's rather hard to compare.

Bear in mind, both guitars are half decent anyway.